For many years, people have anticipated a visit by an alien nation from somewhere deep in space. It’s hard to understand why such a visit would excite anyone. If science fiction is anything to go by, alien visitors are less likely to befriend us than to capture and enslave us–or possibly bring with them viral or bacterial infections against which we have no defense.
This clever, tongue-in-cheek infographic gives a comprehensive view of what to look out for, how to know whether to expect an abduction, and how to launch a defense against an alien invasion.
Millions of people believe in aliens. A 2020 Ipsos report showed that 45% of Americans believe that UFOs have visited earth. Two-thirds believe in the existence of intelligent life on other planets. There were more than 5,800 reported sightings of UFOs last year alone.
UFO sightings were first recorded in the 1800s, but it was in the second half of the 20th century that UFO sightings grew substantially. Many of the sightings are believed to have been weather balloons. It was alleged in 1947 that a flying saucer crashed into Area 51 and that the US government was hiding proof of the accident. To this day, rumors, conspiracy theories, and suspicions remain about the area.
Humans have been hunting for aliens in outer space for decades. Is it possible that they are looking for us too? There are, after all, dozens of people who claim to have been abducted by aliens. Perhaps it is time to prepare to defend ourselves from an alien invasion.